SAN ANTONIO, TX — In today’s business environment, it is not enough for an effective leader to organize people and resources for the pursuit of business goals, targets and objectives. To gain the competitive advantage, you must be a visionary leader and motivate your team to be more productive, more focused and more fulfilled.
Learn more about this important management tool in the University of the Aftermarket’s new leadership program, Exploring Visionary Leadership, set for Wednesday and Thursday, April 21-22, at the Marriot Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas.
This dynamic and intense two-day executive learning session will provide you with a foundation of critical-to-success visionary leadership skills. You will have the opportunity to hear the first-hand experience of visionary leaders of very highly successful companies — both inside and outside the aftermarket. Ray Sears, vice president of purchasing of Southwest Airlines, will discuss the leadership skills which made Southwest Airlines the profit leader in one of today’s most challenging industries. Temple Sloan III, president of General Parts Inc., will share the leadership skills and characteristics that he believes are necessary for the leaders of successful automotive suppliers.
The complete schedule of events is as follows:
8:30 – 9:30 Arrival, Registration & Coffee
9:30 – 9:36 Welcome, Housekeeping Announcements, – Chuck Udell, AAP
9:36 – 9:59 Exploring Visionary Leadership at Hyper-Speed – Presented by Tom Easton, AAP
10:00 – 10:45 The Power of Positive Confrontation – Presented by: Jodi Harrison
10:45 – 10:55 Break
11:00 – 12:15 The Power of Positive Confrontation – continues / concludes
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 Creating A Culture Where Followers & Leaders Are Equally Committed Presented by: Ray Sears, V.P. Purchasing, Southwest Airlines & Julie Diehl
2:15 – 2:25 Break
2:25 – 3:10 Creating A Culture Where Followers & Leaders Are Equally Committed, continues / concludes
3:10 – 3:25 Power Bar / Fruit break
3:25 – 4:25 Leadership Development, Myth or Strategic Initiative? Presented by: Tom Easton, AAP
4:25 – 4:30 Fireside Chat announcements and instructions – Chuck Udell, AAP
6:30 – 7:30 Reception
7:30 – 8:30 Fireside Chat with Temple Sloane III
Thursday, April 20, 2004
7:00 – 7:30 Check-out & Coffee
7:30 – 9:00 Finding & Communicating an Organization’s Common Denominator Presented by Chuck Udell, AAP
9:15 – 9:30 Break
9:30 – 10:30 Cultural Value Orientations – Presented by: Julie Diehl
10:30 – 11:00 Cross Cultural Comparisons – Presented by: Jodi Harrison
11:00 – 11:15 Biology Break
11:15 – 12:15 “Let Go of Ego” – Give Your Power Away — Presented by: Tom Easton, AAP & Ray Sears
12: 15 – 12:30 Closing Thoughts — Chuck Udell, AAP
Registration is limited to the first 25 participants that sign up. To register call Susan Woodcock or Grace Renodin at 1-800-551-2882 or register on line at the University of the Aftermarket web page: www.univaftmkt.org/courses/g531.htm.
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